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Love to meet up with some people in the area. I am in Colorado Springs, would love to meet up with someone smarter and more experienced at this than me so I can make sure I do things right. Also someone to taste some samples and give their opinions - I am reading through the descriptor words that people use for beer, and problems with beer, but to be honest - as a picky eater all my life I don't know what half of this stuff tastes or smells like :)

Cheers
jeff

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LOL - esheppy, I wouldn't be too sure about that. Would just like to see how others do things, and get feedback on the various tastes,, scents, textures etc so I can identify things as I go forward. Gotta get me a descriptor dictionary downloaded, but it is hard without having actually experienced a lot of the stuff. I guess I will have to brave a few new things going forward. For example, if I want to see what grapefruit smells and tastes like - I guess I will just have to have a vodka and grapefruit drink :)

I may be trying to incorporate my cousin and a couple of others into the Obsession around Christmas time - there is a chance I pick up 3 more LBKs and some other supplies from a guy off of Craigslist, some of those will go to gifts.

Cheers
jeff

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We can't be - unless everyone else here is a professional brewer (with all the breweries around this state that is possible). I recently joined a local brewing group via facebook here in Colorado Springs but haven't actually been to or met any of the dudes (unless they were at the Meet the Brewer even with the guys from Oskar Blues the other night).

I work near 44th and Wadsworth (I think it is considered Wheat Ridge but the other side of the street is a different town, a block down is another etc 0- it's like a vortex) and I recently found a homebrew shop I can hit at lunchtime at 47th & Lipan (right by I-70 & I-25 intersection).

They seem to have a few things different than my LHBS that are near my house, so it is a good way to kill some time at lunch. Once I get a bit better at this we should organize some kind of a brew day, once we can identify a few more local peeps - they gotta be out there somewhere.

Cheers
jeff

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I'm in Fort Collins. I have yet to brew my first batch. I got the Mr Beer for Christmas and have been stressing over finding a place that stays above 65 degrees in my house, consistently.

I finally just built a fermentation cabinet with temperature control, so I can pretty much hit any temp between 67 and 75 and hold it very very VERY steady there.

That being said, I think I will brew up my first batch tomorrow.

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I will be pouring beers at the 2012 GABF in Denver Oct 11-13 - Meet me at the Mellow Mushroom - I'll have free passes, so first come will be first served. I'm trying to get as many as I can. :woohoo: Me_pouring_at_GABF-20120127.JPG

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It would be an pleasure to meet some peeps from the forum in the real world. I am definitely planning on hitting my first GABF this year. I have a couple of options as to places to stay but may end up getting a hotel room nearby if at all possible.

See some of you there - may have beerlabelman bring me some supplies to start labeling beers that I know are tuning out well :)

Cheers
jeff

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I'm in Broomfield, Colorado! I just started my 2nd LBK 2 days ago (Winter Dark Ale with an added booster:), my first one is still sitting in the Keg (American Classic Light) and on the 15th I will bottle. I hope these beers come out ok. I would love to meet up with other Mr. Beer brewers and learn some tricks and suck some beers down. Lets get this thread going and see if we can set something up for early 2013!!!!
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Welcome to the forum Troy!

Some good reads:
http://community.mrbeer.com/forum/8-new-brewers-and-faqs/123726-simple-guide-line
http://community.mrbeer.com/forum/8-new-brewers-and-faqs/65050-new-brewers-please-read-malt-to-adjunct-ratios
http://www.howtobrew.com/intro.html
http://www.brewersassociation.org/attachments/0000/2207/BA_Beer_Style_2010.pdf
http://hbd.org/cgi-bin/recipator/recipator/carbonation.html?11878171#tag
http://www.beerborg.com/index/

I spent a looooong winter at Lowry way back when, does that count? Spent lots of time in Aurora, esp. at a place that used to rent out trail horses. There was a mall there with a wierd food cafe, used to go there and eat rattlesnake sandwiches. mmmmmm

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This is some good stuff to read - Thank you FrozenInTime!
Rattlesnake sandwiches!!!! Sounds like Colorado to me!
I went to my first home brew store this afternoon (120th Ave and Huron)... man, you can get real fancy with some of these home brew setups. I'll stay with the LBKs for a now;)
Thanks again!

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